Verizon Note 5 subsidized upgrade while keeping unlimited data with $200 trade-in on any phone from any carrier
Thread DetailsLast Edited by TattyBear October 12, 2015 at 01:31 PM
- Carrier: Verizon
- Requirements: Upgrade eligible on existing contract plan
- Activation term: 2-year contract extension
- Discount: Subsidized pricing while retaining grandfathered unlimited data plan
- Bonus: Time limited up to $200 trade-in on any phone from any carrier and no UDP price increase from $30 to $50 that was recently announced
- Online (probably want to avoid brick and mortar for obvious reasons)
Variation of another offer so credit goes to that.
YMMV until loophole is closed. Last reported successful by y2kirk1028 on 9/30/2015.
Log into Verizon Wireless online.
Go to My Verizon or My Devices, upgrade device and add Note 5 as subsidized upgrade with 2-year contract extension. It should also work for other devices and another member has reported that it also works with Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Select and do trade-in on any phone from any carrier and confirm $200 value. May be time limited offer and value may vary by device. I used a 2008 Sprint HTC Touch Pro that was appraised for $200. Update: Had doubts but the trade-in was processed and $200 was credited to my account so no cell phone bill for the next three months (see 4th attachment).
When it informs that your unlimited data plan is no longer available and to change plan, view cart to bypass changing plan, important to confirm that it shows your old plan then check out. Do *not* at any time select any other plan during the process or you'll risk losing UDP. The point is to bypass the plan change by viewing cart, confirming old plan and checking out.
Update: Here are tips from other members if you're having issues with checking out.
Quote :Just did this on my single UDP line, it worked!!. I followed these steps from JeffM4421. You have to make sure to hit continue when you see the optional features page then view cart to get the check out button red.
Quote :I am on a single line with an upgrade with UDP, from shop verizon i added the note 5 to cart at full price. It asked me if i wanted to upgrade or add a line. I checked upgrade and it took me to confirm pricing. Then to Equipment protection. I declined and continued to review plan then before i added any features on the next page i clicked the cart icon on the top right. IT will bring up a drop down and i selected view cart. From there i selected 299 on 2 year contract. Declined EQ protection once again then once it informs you UDP is no longer avail you need to click the cart icon once again and view cart. From there you can check out without a problem
If you managed to check out successfully sit tight and don't contact VZW regarding order status. Online order status is slow to update and will continue to show in process. If your CC has a $0 precharge and full charge then it's a good sign. Sign up for Fedex delivery status and wait for the automated call that your package is arriving. I got the call the following day after ordering with package delivery expected the day after.
When new phone arrives cut up inserted SIM card and don't activate to make sure your plan doesn't change and confirm that the included paperwork shows the old plan.
If you need to cut down your SIM card to nano I can vouch for this tool linked below. It cut my micro down to nano nearly perfect and is working fine in the new Note 5. Another option before you order is to borrow a phone with nano SIM and have VZW swap for you but after ordering *do not* contact VZW for any reason as they'll notice the pending equipment order and remove your UDP.